Reading Mrs. Dalloway: June 13 2020
Craig Saper (aka DJ Readies) with Zara Worth
In honor of #DallowDay, Craig Saper's excerpt of his 2020 version of Mrs. Dalloway (with a reading of the new version by the UK-based social media artist Zara Worth) has been published by Textshop Experiments.
The piece can be used as a prompt, assignment, or example in discussions of either conceptual writing and reading, or of the echoic potential of Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway in 2020. Saper is interested in highlighting is the echoes of today’s situation (pandemic) already in Woolf’s text and now desedimented, as if being read imperfectly now on June 13, 2020 based around a the homonym in the novel's opening line. Besides rewriting the text as if the opening line’s homonym directed the rest of the novel, Saper also re-masked Clarissa Dalloway on the front cover.
Zara Worth is an artist, writer and researcher.